Bone Quality – Trabecular Bone Score

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 - 5:47pm

Bone Quality:

Since I started working in the field of bone health there is a common thread that drives a bigger question. 

Is the DXA test (which measures bone density) the only way to determine the overall health of your bones?

But what about bone quality?

OSTEOPOROSIS AND BONE QUALITY

Dr. Lani Simpson interviewed the researcher and developer of the Trabecular Bones Score TBS software, Dr. Didier Hans.

They discussed bone density testing, with a special focus on the TBS score.

The recording and notes are now available.

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Irma’s Bones

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Friday, Jan 11, 2019 - 6:51pm

When I was diagnosed with osteopenia in 2005 after my first DXA report,  I knew I wasn’t interested in the script my doctor handed me. It was packaged with a ton of fear… “if you don’t take the meds your life is doomed.”   Instead I approached my diagnosis with the first-step solution: food as my medicine.

That moment catapulted me into the marrow of my own bones. It forced me to look into the inner workings of my life and make changes. I left my Wall Street career, brought a close to my 20-year marriage, and moved out of NYC after 37 years. Most importantly I became mindful of my life choices.

I returned to school to study “food as medicine” at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®, studied with the best teachers, and traveled to the far corners of the world to explore how bone health is treated in places such as Bali, Indonesia and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

My life’s focus shifted to organic nutrient-dense food, mindful living, movement, joy, laughter and my work as a Holistic Bone Coach.

How are my bones now?

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DXA Test: What You Must Know

By: | Posted in: Blog | Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 - 4:51pm

DXA Test:

Did you catch my online bone event with Dr. Lani Simpson?  Dr. Lani did not hold back about bones and the DXA Test during our lively conversation with 100 participants from all over the world. She’s the author of the “No-Nonsense Bone Health Guide” and there really was no-nonsense.

Dr. Lani talked about all aspects of bone health – food, supplements, exercise and more. But I noticed we got lots of questions on DXA test results.

I understand why there’s so much interest. The test results you get on your DXA scan can be very confusing. So here’s the scoop on what you must know before your DXA test and the different between  T-scores and Z-scores.

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